The Pebble smart watch, a wrist-wearable device with an e-paper display and the ability to connect to iPhone and Android, raised over $10 million via KickStarter and earned thousand of fans. Initially, the people behind the sunlight-readable watch said it would start shipping in September. Due to demand, the release date will now be after that.

pebble smart watch

The original ship date was based on making an initial batch of 1000 watches. However, with demand so high, the first run is now 85,000.

This is good news for consumers interested in the product. According to the update, the manufacturer can pump out 15,000 a week, so even if you’re not one of the lucky first 85,000 more Pebbles will arrive soon after.

Sadly, the folks behind Pebble didn’t give an alternate shipping date, so it’s unclear how long after September fans will have to wait.

via The Verge



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5 replies on “Pebble E-Paper smart watch release date slips to “Not-September””

  1. With 15,000 made a week there’s no reason for their estimated release to the general public of early 2013 that they have posted on their site then that’s for sure… No reason to have to wait that long. Ha and no offense but if they couldn’t keep up with production on their initial release date then they should have shut down the kickstarter earlier instead of seeing all of the Zeros and forgetting they have a due date. Love the product though! Yeah for orange =-)

  2. Welcome to the one major flaw with KS. To many backers and not enough real product releases.

  3. I know this is really late, but It was pushed back AGAIN Friday. In the morning, the ship date was “April-May 2013″. That afternoon it changed to ‘Summer 2013”. I am getting fed up with this.

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